We appriciate more then most that entering into a relationship with a new supplier is a risk and often not a risk that is taken lightly. In order to minimise that risk to your production processes we provide each and every customer with a set of standard test bars to enable them to complete a full material evaluation.
When we receive a RFQ from a customer we take our time to ensure we fully understand the ceramic core production requirements, we may request more information to ensure we are crystal clear on the deliverables.
We appreciate that most ceramic core geometries are fixed and there is little scope for change, however using our many years of experience we will always look for ways to optimise ceramic core production and make subtle adjustments to enable easier manufacturing whilst maintaining casting performance.
We work with our approved low-cost tooling suppliers on optimum tooling designs based on our many years of experience. Our tooling is designed to optimise yield and our injection moulding process.
All tooling is manufactured using our approved low-cost tooling suppliers, we select the appropriate supplier based on the desired application.
Our materials are mixed using state of the art equipment. The material mixing process is optimised to generate the very best in material performance. All of our materials are mixed using vacuum technology to support trouble free injection moulding.
All of our ceramic cores are produced using a medium pressure production processes that uses some of the best injection machine technology available. These processes allow us to supply cores with extreme accuracy and stability. Each of our materials can be adjusted to suit any existing injection moulding tooling.
When it comes to producing very complex shapes either through core design or size it is often necessary to use various reforming technology. We design and use reforming processes that give our products the ultimate dimensional advantage.
Our ceramic cores are sintered in kilns that use sophisticated temperature controllers. Our proprietary firing cycles are monitored by chart recorders and buller rings to optimise ceramic core production.
Every ceramic core is subjected to a visual inspection post sintering. A penetrant inspection process is used to ensure any defects such as cracks or fractures that have occurred early in the production process are captured.
If your requirements call for hand measurement then there are several processes available to us including verniers, height gages, slip gages and micrometers.
If your product requires a more detailed inspection then we also utilise CMM measurement options. Using the latest software allows us to monitor our production processes and allows us to deliver nothing but dimensional excellence.
We utilise the latest in 3D scanning technology this enables us to save time, improve speed of new part development and improve the feedback we give to our customers. It also gives us a better understanding of our ceramic core production process performance.
We utilise hand finishing production processes for most of the ceramic cores we supply. Our highly experienced workforce can finish the most complex geometries. We use the latest finishing equipment that is ideal for external split line removal and complicated feature finishing.
You have the option of 3 different impregnation materials, each material provides different levels of strength improvement. Through the use of our impregnation materials it is possible to increase core strength by up to 10 times.
If required we can deliver your ceramic cores in a waxed condition, using a range of different hard and soft waxes depending on your specifications, we use semi-automated production process to ensure we can provide this service at a very competitive price.
Before your ceramic cores are shipped they are subjected to a thorough visual inspection. The equipment we use is based on your required specifications, we have various types of magnification equipment available.
Our ceramic core production processes include 3 different options when it comes to ceramic core impregnation. Through the use of our impregnations it is possible to increase core strength by up to 10 times.
Contact us today to discuss your ceramic core requirements.